Database Interface direct connect now uses API for added security
API for added security
In response to today’s reality where security breaches are one of every IT departments top concerns, Zip2Tax is addressing that concern by updating the sample codes for the Database Interface direct connect methods to take advantage of API for added security. The API provides your account with extra levels of validation to “hide” your activity and prevent data leakage and “SQL injection” attacks. This API masks your server’s information, adding firewalls between your data and potential security breaches.
ACTION IS REQUIRED: Please note, to take advantage of the benefits the API has to offer, you must replace the existing code in your system with the new code samples provided on our web site at API Connect Samples.
As an additional benefit, the new API can provide more information than the original direct connection could. While the samples provided here have the same data fields as the original samples had, the new API does contains more information which you may find of value. Data such as latitude and longitude, jurisdictional warning messages and even special notes on the taxability of certain items can be obtained if your coder follows the directions for the API and modifies the code following the same general parameters.
Although the older direct connect methods will continue to function, we will no longer provide customer support for them and we have removed the code sample pages from the live web site. Below, you will find a list of the original direct connect code and the updated API samples for your reference. We encourage you to switch over to the new code at your soonest convenience. Please call our offices at 866-492-8494 or e-mail email@example.com if you have any questions.
Lucinda Rowlands has been the general manager at Zip2Tax since 2010. She has extensively researched sales and use tax regulations in order to help small businesses navigate complicated tax rules.